6 great time-saving tools selected by Sue Llewellyn


Sue Llewellyn

Social Media Consultant & Trainer

Two of the biggest problems facing anyone, but journalists in particular, is too little time and too much noise. Workloads and social streams are overflowing so we need to be able to speed up social discovery and distribution of content.

Nuzzel is a brilliant timesaver to help you keep up with what others in your extended social networks are sharing. Sortable by time and popularity, you can see news from friends, friends of friends or even your favourite Twitter lists. It’s often my first port of call in the morning or for a quick catch up during the day.

Tweetdeck is essential if you’re at your desk. Keep across multiple streams, sort by list, user, keywords, multiple filters and much more. It’s genius and utterly brilliant at keeping across news, mentions etc.

Adobe Post is a super quick way of creating great graphics and optimising photos for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, headers, covers, thumbnails and more. Then add text in a range of fonts and colours or remix existing designs. You’ll never cut someone’s head off in a shot again. If you prefer a desktop tool with even more functionality try Canva.

To share other people’s Instagram shots easily and quickly with both their comment and attribution, try Repost. It’s super simple to use the Pro version allows you to remove the Repost mark.

WhatsApp awesomely useful in a breaking news situation particularly if your team is scattered all over the place – set up a group and securely share information quickly and easily. (Check this link for more information)

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comments (3)

  • Nuzzle is a waste of time and app space. I had it on my phone for about a year and found it an additional distraction. It certainly showed me what stories my contacts liked, but that was not intrinsic to my daily routine as a journalist and educator. Whatsapp and Tweetdeck I continue to use. The others I have yet to try.

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